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Hello.... Well i currently have only one 5850 card. I was planning on selling it and getting a 6870 and crossfire it later on since I can't afford more expencive cards right now.

But I was researching on my 5850 on how does it scales... I read it scales about 70% Which I think its good enough for my Single 1080p Monitor.

I was looking at my card and found out that it has two crossfire connectors... meaning it can be TriXfire!! And My Motherboard well supports that.

So it made me think... Should I keep my 5850 and crossfire it and later on, and if I want/need more juice TriXfire it??

What do you guys think? What Should I do?

If I keep my 5850 and buy another later I'll spend only about $200. If I sell my 5850 and buy 6870 and then buy another I'll spend like $300-350.

What would be a good option?
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Crossfire 5850's is more than enough on a 1080p monitor to keep you for a long while - I don't think you'll find any real need for anything more powerful, and if you do, the prices will just drop even further on another 5850 for trifire
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is your 5850 reference?

if it is, i would def try to find another ref 5850 on the cheap, but if you want to add yet another (3rd), you'll need to get a decent 850w PS. also imo, 5850's are only really worth it if you can hit 5870 clocks...

otherwise, i'd personally shoot for a reference model whatever you decide to go with, as your system is beastly.
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I don't think there's a large performance difference between the 5850 and the 6870 (read, I said large), therefore I think it's more worth your time and money to go with the 5850 crossfire. Like dude guy bro says, go with a reference model. I'm thinking about crossfiring 5850s myself!

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Hello!! Yes I have referenced and Looking for another referenced cards!

Thanks to everyone! My problem is certeinly solved. My next buy will be 5850. thanks!
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